You may recall from our first series blog post that the Special Collections Research Center holds the second largest collection of books on dogs in the United States.
In reviewing boxes labeled as “unprocessed ephemera,” a colleague and I came across something really cool. It is a tiny image of Abraham Lincoln framed in copper.
If you’ve ever visited the Special Collections Research Center, you may have learned that we hold the second largest collection of books about dogs in the United States, second only to the American Kennel Club. I love dogs and thought it would be fun to write a series of blog posts highlighting the dog book collection. This brief introduction to the collection will be the first.
Institutional knowledge is an awesome thing and something that is often taken for granted and/or overlooked. I recently learned a cool story surrounding one of the rare books housed in Special Collections, thanks to former Dean of W&M Libraries, Nancy Marshall.